Posted by Christie Malry on December 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm
Oh, I never saw this coming...
I call that a vacuous statement. I also call it contemptuous. After years of what looks like blatant tax avoidance to ensure almost no tax has been paid in this country what Starbucks seem to be doing for the sake of PR is asking if they can make a small tax contribution in future as if paying tax was the same as dropping a fiver into the church collection at Christmas and hoping that’s enough to preserve your options on a route into heaven for the next year.
Lefty tax campaigners say they want Starbucks to pay more tax in the UK.
Starbucks says it will pay more tax in the UK.
Lefty tax campaigners still aren't satisfied.
I mean, what is it with you lot? You've got everything you wanted out of Starbucks. They've agreed to your terms. So why can't you graciously say thank you and move on to your next target?